The annual Student Radio Conference is taking place in Nottingham, and RadioToday.co.uk brings you the events from day 1, with almost 300 students in attendance.
The event launched with high profile speakers from Commercial Radio and the BBC.
The conference began with a look into the future of the industry with Radio Centre’s Andrew Harrison discussing the role of student radio following digital migration. This was followed by the day’s keynote speech from Global Radio’s Paul Jackson, who shared his insights in standing out from the crowd in the radio industry and also presented some tips and advice from high-profile presenting talent, including Johnny Vaughan and Jeremy Kyle.
The first day of the event featured tips on comedy writing, advice on getting into radio presenting, DJ-ing for radio, and also other jobs in the industry. Amongst the speakers for these sessions were Smooth Radio’s Mark Goodier, Mike Cass, Group Programme Director Galaxy Network and Choice, and Dick Stone, Programme Director, Trent FM and The Hit Music Network.
The day’s sessions were wrapped up by Orion Media’s David Lloyd who shared nuggets of advice such as “Marketing radio is like breaking into someone’s house, stealing all their clothes and making them wear someone else’s”. David praised student talent describing them as the future of the medium. During his speech, David also added his voice to the growing campaign to save 6Music explaining that the station could not be run successfully in the commercial sector.
The conference also features a line up of entertainment including a quiz from Mark Goodier, live DJ-ing from BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills as well as the Student Radio Association’s first ever I Love Student Radio Awards, celebrating outstanding commitment and achievement in student radio.
The three day event continues Tuesday with a keynote speech from Andy Parfitt, Controller Radio 1, Popular Music, 1Xtra, Asian Network and Switch, as well as a host of sessions on a variety of radio and media related topics.
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